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2008-06-25 12:00:00

By Beatriz E. Valenzuela, Daily Press, Victorville, Calif. Jun. 25--APPLE VALLEY -- A bobcat was spotted touring a neighborhood Monday morning, according to Kathie Martin spokeswoman for the town of Apple Valley. At about 9:30 a.m., a person reported they saw what they believed was a mountain lion in a neighbor's yard located near Shasta and Symeron roads, Martin said. While animal control officials did find tracks, they were not able to locate the animal, according to officials....

2008-03-26 23:34:47

GOLDEN, Colo. — XCOR Aerospace of Mojave, Calif. unveiled plans today for a new entry in the suborbital spaceship business — a rocket-powered space plane to be known as the Lynx. The Lynx is being designed to carry a pilot and a passenger or payload on flights into suborbital space. Company officials are eyeing 2010 as the date for the inaugural launch of the vehicle. Lynx is roughly the size of a small private airplane. It would be capable of flying several times a day making...

2008-03-26 03:40:00

A small California aerospace company today unveiled a new suborbital spaceship that will provide affordable front-seat rides to the edge of space for the millions of people who want to buy a ticket. The company, XCOR Aerospace, of Mojave, CA, announced that its two-seat Lynx suborbital spaceship will carry people or payloads to where they will experience weightlessness and see the stars above and the Earth and its atmosphere below. This will launch XCOR into the emerging space tourism market,...

2007-08-13 12:20:51

Picis, a leading global provider of high-acuity care information systems, today announced that it has closed its acquisition of LYNX Medical Systems from Francisco Partners. As previously announced, this acquisition creates the most comprehensive end-to-end clinical and financial information management system for hospital emergency departments. The acquisition was funded in part by Goldman Sachs & Co. Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. acted as the advisor for Picis, and William...

2005-07-13 06:43:55

DENVER -- A record 46 kittens were born to transplanted lynx in Colorado this spring, and some of the mothers are settling down with the same mate year after year, giving researchers hope that a 6-year reintroduction program is paying off. "It is another excellent lynx reproduction season," said Tanya Shenk, a researcher for the state Division of Wildlife. "We are starting to see a stable social structure evolve and family relationships become established." Researchers found litters spread...

2005-06-07 07:10:00

BRIMSON, Minn. (AP) -- It was only five years ago that some biologists declared lynx all but eliminated from Minnesota. But when they started looking hard, researchers found lynx across St. Louis, Lake and Cook counties of northeastern Minnesota. Last year, a lynx den was discovered in Minnesota for the first time in more than 20 years. Lynx No. 13 growled a warning at the researchers who came to weigh and tag her four kittens. The mother lynx watched from 20 feet away, never coming closer...

2005-04-22 17:55:00

CREEDE, Colo. (AP) -- The audience of about 30 people watching four Canada lynx dash from their metal carriers and scamper through knee-deep snow on the edge of the Weminuche wilderness Tuesday included several federal scientists and officials. The Colorado Division of Wildlife, which has released about 190 of the endangered cats since 1999, invited members of a national steering committee working on rebuilding the populations of lynx and wolverines. The scientists' consensus on the...

2005-03-31 07:46:28

DENVER (AP) -- Citing the success of a six-year, $2.5 million state program to transplant the endangered lynx from Canada, state officials want the federal government to lift land use restrictions designed to protect the cat's habitat. But they aren't optimistic anything will happen soon, despite the fact that scores of lynx are prowling across the western part of the state and have roamed into Wyoming, Utah and New Mexico. "There is still no guarantee that we will get out from under the...

2005-03-09 07:35:00

LISBON (AFP) -- The Iberian lynx, a big cat found only in Spain and Portugal, remains "critically endangered" and is at risk of becoming the first large feline to become extinct since pre-historic times, a conservation group warned in a new study. There are as few as 100 to 120 of the leopard-spotted cats in the wild, including around a dozen breeding-age females, from about 100,000 at the beginning of the 20th century, the report by SOS Lynx found. Hunting, road deaths, and most of all a...

2004-12-31 08:50:00

DENVER (AP) -- The year ended happily for state biologists with news that six more lynx kittens have been born to transplanted lynx in Colorado, bringing the total of newborns to 36 this year and 52 since a reintroduction program began in 1999. The discoveries, confirmed this month, signal a positive trend for a program that got off to a rocky start. Four of the first five transplanted Canada lynx starved to death and opponents sued to stop release of the cats. At least 85 of 166...

Latest Lynx Reference Libraries

2007-12-13 15:41:08

The Snowshoe is a cross between a Siamese and a bi-colored American Shorthair. The first Snowshoes appeared in the 1960s. The breed is sturdy and pointed with white markings on the face, chest and feet. The ears and head of a snowshoe are triangular. The head typically has black markings. The eyes of a Snowshoe are always blue. The Snowshoe coat is short-haired and is white and gray; it can come with blue, lilac, lynx, fawn, chocolate or seal points. All Snowshoes however are born white,...

2007-01-19 12:56:54

The bobcat (Lynx rufus, or commonly Felis rufus) is a wild cat native to North America. They are found mostly in the United States, southern Canada, and Northern Mexico. The bobcat is an adaptable animal that inhabits wooded areas as well as semi-desert, urban, and swampland environments. They live in a set home range that shifts in size with the season. They utilize several methods to mark their territorial boundaries including claw marks and deposits of urine or feces. In appearance, the...

2007-01-19 12:44:27

The Canada Lynx (Lynx canadensis) is a close relative of the Eurasian Lynx. The Canada Lynx is more similar to the Bobcat than to the Eurasian Lynx. This cat is found in northern forests across almost all of Canada and Alaska. In addition there are large lynx populations in Montana, Idaho and Washington. The Canada Lynx is rare in Utah, Minnesota, and New England. Reintroduction efforts in Colorado have been ongoing since 1999, with the first wild-born kittens confirmed in 2003. There...

2007-01-19 12:42:25

The Iberian Lynx (Lynx pardinus, sometimes Felis pardina) - sometimes referred to as the Spanish Lynx. It used to be often miss-classified as a subspecies of the Eurasian Lynx, but it is now regarded as a separate species. While the Eurasian Lynx bears rather pallid markings, the Iberian Lynx has distinctive, leopard-like spots. The Iberian Lynx is smaller than its northern relative. It does not usually hunt animals larger than hares and rabbits as its main prey. However, as the population...

2007-01-19 12:40:24

The Eurasian Lynx (Lynx lynx) is a medium-sized cat of European and Siberian forests. It is one of the major predators. It has grey to reddish fur with black spots. The pattern of the fur is variable. Lynxes prey on hares, rodents, foxes, and even roe deer.

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